Perez-Reverte, Arturo is a writer and a print, radio, and TV journalist. These days he is a full-time writer, however. He extensive bibliography includes titles such as La carta esférica, (The Spherical Letter); La reina del Sur (Queen of the South); and his Adventures of Captain Alatriste collection, beginning with El Capitán Alatriste (Captain Alatriste, 1996) to the most recent El Puente de los Asesinos (The Bridge of the Assassins, 2011). He has received important literary awards and his work has been translate din 40 languages. In 2003 he was selected as a member of the Real Academia Española (Spanish Royal Academy of the Language). He is also the editor and co-founder of Zenda, a website about books and authors. Perez Reverte will be presenting Sidi (Alfaguara), in which he tells the adventures in foreign lands of an 11th Century warrior.